World War II Honor Roll

Richard L. Eberhard

Technician Fourth Class, U.S. Army


Service Company
350th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 18, 1944
Buried at: Locustwood Burial Park
                  Route 70 & Cooper Landing Road
                  Cherry Hill NJ
Awards: Purple Heart

TECHNICIAN FOURTH CLASS RICHARD L. EBERHARD  was born in February of 1917* in Chestnut Hill PA to Karl and Anna Eberhard. The sixth child, he was born after Howard H., Lena, Wilhelmina, Henrietta, and Karl. In 1920 the family owned a home at 678 Bulson Street, near the corner of South 7th and Bulson Streets. Their home fronted the railroad tracks that run from the Camden Waterfront to destinations in southern New Jersey, and was in sight of the Camden Brewery. At that time Karl Eberhard was working as a crane operator at a shipyard, most likely the nearby New York Shipbuilding Company, which was a short wall from the family home. In 1930 the family was still at the Bulson Street address, and three more children had come along, Earl, Mary Jane, and Bernice. Brother Howard, a shipyard electrician had married and moved to nearby Gloucester City, and sister Wilhelmina had moved on as well. The remaining older sisters were working, as well, as a telephone operator for bell telephone and in the shipyard, respectively. Richard Eberhard attended Camden County Vocational School in Pennsauken NJ for three years. He later worked for the Oaklyn Auto Sales Company in Oaklyn NJ.

Richard Eberhard was inducted into the United States Army at Camden NJ on July 6, 1942. He went overseas, assigned to the Service Company, 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division. He was killed in the fighting to take Monte Grande in Italy
on October 18, 1944, when, in the very late afternoon, German artillery shelled the 350th Infantry Regiment's command post. His surviving family members included three brothers, Howard Eberhard of Brooklawn, Earl C. Eberhard, of 730 Division Street, Gloucester City NJ, and Karl Eberhard. Richard Eberhard's body was returned to the United States and he was buried at Locustwood Burial Park in what is now Cherry Hill NJ on June 11, 1949.  

Camden Courier-Post * June 9, 1949
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* Richard Eberhard's body was returned to the United States and he was buried at Locustwood Burial Park in what is now Cherry Hill NJ.  While his grave marker records a birth date of January 6, 1923, his US Army enlistment record and US Census records from 1920 and 1930 indicate 1917.

Locustwood Burial Park